Modular Home Consultant - Rick Hawkins
Hello, I am Rick Hawkins, your Modular Home Consultant for Myrtle Beach, SC. If you have any questions, please call me toll free! — 877-419-0414
Building A Modular Home
Modular Building of your own Myrtle Beach, SC residence will require sizeable and specific planning which needs to be finished in the beginning your project process. Your new abode will certainly conform to all of the building code requirements but you will need to plan for the boundary line settings, and have all local building permits. Additionally, you need to ascertain soil type and conditions, water table and frost line to be able to develop your new design. Your preparation must feature purchasing property or home and choosing where you should established the building within the property. Being the owner, you must also develop a plan for the construction of a perimeter foundation wall, that must be properly square in order to support the modular home when installed. One crucial piece of the plan will be to have a thirty-foot diameter area situated close to the foundation and free from trees and wires that is completely level in order to position the construction crane used to set the modules on the footing.
Designing Your Modular Home
Design for your new modular home will start by determining the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of your building site. All of these must be incorporated in the design from the start, and employed in any engineering phase of the design. When planning a modular home, you will want layouts for any attached garages, porches or decks as they are not a part of the modular home design. It is essential that you catalog what you want to plan into the home so it can be determined that these will be included into your plan. There is no limit to the square footage of your plan with modular homes; currently we see designs as big as 1500 to 3000 square feet built in 32 modules, with your typical range between 4 to 6 thousand sq ft in ten to twelve modules. All of the home designs Express Modular offers are designed this way, including our modular log homes and our many enviro-friendly home options.
Construction of Your Modular Home
The construction stage of all modular homes starts with securing the title to the land, free and clear, as well as obtaining all permits and approvals. Then site structure such as wells, septic tank, water along with electrical power are put in place, accompanied by the installation of the outside foundation which will support the modules. These steps must all be completed before construction is started on the manufacturing location, where the modules are built in an indoor environment by a team of experienced professionals, without weather condition delays or construction site materials losses compared to conventional home construction. The final construction step is to arrange for the installation of a 30-foot area to be perfectly level which will be used as the hoisting area for the construction crane that will install the modules around the perimeter foundation.
Once the assembly of the sections is done and they're delivered to your home site we begin the key step of your home’s installation - the placing of the modules by the installation crew using construction crane gear. Once these are placed, the last phase of the installation will be the completion of installing utilities, painting, installation of all the flooring, and the create of your appliances. Cleansing and tests makes sure everything is in good condition and that the final inspections as well as occupancy permits can be completed. Normally, all the outer perimeter driveway, porches, paths and decking are installed to finish the project and then the home is set for occupancy.
Going Green in Home Building
Express Modular homes are designed "greener" and are even more energy-efficient when compared with traditional homes of the past. About 50 regional or national green home labeling programs around the country. While each program approaches green building a little differently, they all offer important information on the topic.
The insulation and additional materials used in production are designed into the your home from the start. Energy efficient home appliances are standard and using upgrades,your residence becomes more green. Both climate control manufacturing environment as well as recycled materials provide additional opportunities for a sustainable residence. With low-flow fittings on faucets, shower heads and sinks, choosing green modular homes is easy.
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What our customers are saying...
We love our new home. Thank you for making our dreams come true!– Sandra & Dave (Little Rock, AR)
Our modular log home was easier than we ever could've thought. We look forward to years of family gatherings in our new log home.– Mark (Asheville, NC)
Our agent was easy to work with and he helped us with loads of suggestions we never even considered. Express Modular really came through. Thanks!– Cameron (Xenia, OH)
We'd looked over many designs from many builders and the options and prices on a prefabricated home were unbeatable.– Nancy & Jim (Lubbock, TX)